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The Bobster
10-23-2016, 07:12 AM

Floral company discriminated against Italian workers: suit
By Kathianne Boniello
October 23, 2016 | 5:45am

A Manhattan floral company had no amore for its Italian workers, a new lawsuit claims.

Longtime bookkeeper Neil Diolosa claims supervisors at Regency International targeted Italians and older workers with nasty remarks.

One quipped there were “too many old bags in the company :p,” while another boss told Diolosa, 58, that he lived in an Italian part of Brooklyn. :eek:

“Yeah, I live with the rest of your paisans, the killers and the murderers,” he said, according to the Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit.

The same supervisor allegedly told an older, female, Italian employee to “just go in the kitchen and make your meatballs :eek:,” Diolosa alleges.

The company fired him in 2013 after knee surgery, he claims, around the same time four other older workers were canned.

The firm’s chief financial officer, Jim Dolan, denied the allegations.